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Oct 27, 2010 at 08:53am IST

Another Sangh leader linked to Ajmer blast

New Delhi: After Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar, another Sangh leader has been named by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in the 2007 Ajmer Dargarh blast case.

Former RSS Pracharak from Madhya Pradesh Sunil Joshi is a mystery man. He was killed in broad daylight in Dewas in Madhya Pradesh (MP). He is the man whose name has figured in the chargesheet filed by the Rajasthan ATS in the Ajmer blast case. But even almost three years after his cold-blooded murder, Madhya Pradesh Police has failed to make any breakthrough.

Madhya Pradesh Police here has simply closed the file on murder of Joshi. Having served both in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh as a senior RSS functionary, his murder should have rung alarm bells here for MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. Instead the administration has simply maintained a conspicuous silence.

"Perhaps this case is not that simple. It appears to be a very difficult case to crack. That's why nothing has happened in it so far" said maternal uncle of Joshi, Madan Mohan Modi.

But Joshi is not the only Madhya Pradesh link to the Ajmer blast case. The others charged by ATS in the case are- Pragya Singh, Sandeep Dange, Ramji Kalsangra, Lokesh Sharma, Devendra Gupta, Samandar and Shivam Dhaakar, were all close confidantes of Joshi, working in tandem with him for three years quite often in Madhya Pradesh itself.

CNN-IBN has learnt that Joshi had played a key role in bringing all the other accused in close contact with the RSS ideologue Indreshji.

Indresh has been named as a key conspirator by the ATS in the Ajmer blast case. Four individuals whom Sunil Joshi had stayed with in Dewas; Raj, Mehul, Ghanshyam and Ustad have simply vanished since his murder. No trace of their whereabouts till now.

CNN-IBN has also learnt that the ATS is looking at diary details of Sunil Joshi very closely. Numbers of some senior RSS leaders mentioned in the diary are being scrutinised. Joshi was the one who had split responsibilities between all the members of this group. Accordingly, Lokesh Sharma and Ramji Kalsangra were to gather arms and explosives. Devender Gupta was to organise all other logistics including the sim cards and mobile phones which were ultimately used to carry out the explosion.

At the time of all the activities, the BJP government was ruling in both Rajasthan and in Madhya Pradesh. Questions are being raised on why these details hadn't come out earlier.

"This is not Gujarat, where fake encounters like Sohrabuddin case will be carried out and senior IP officers get arrested, " said Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot.

With the ATS also coming under fire for not charging Indresh Kumar despite naming him as a conspirator, there is a strong possibility of a supplementary chargesheet being filed in the case which could throw more light on the MP Rajasthan connection to the Ajmer blast.